Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre (SSDT)

June 6-9, 13-15, 27-30, July 5-6, 18-21, 15-27, 2019

Searcy's longest running community theatre program. Join us for fine dining, friends and fantastic theatre with three new productions every summer. Check out our shows for summer 2019 — "You Can't Get There from Here," "Losing Patients" and "Wait Until Dark!"

National Leadership Forum


June 2-7, 2019

Through labs, lectures, films and discussion, participating youth will become more prepared, confident and equipped with the necessary tools to preserve the traditions and ideals upon which America was founded.




June 8-13, 15-20, 22-27, 2019

Uplift is a summer camp for students entering the 7th grade through graduating seniors. Students go to classes with guest speakers, with plenty of time devoted to recreation and entertainment as well.

Bison Bound


June 13-14, July 11-12, Aug. 14-15, 2019

Harding University's summer orientation program, Summer Stampede, is required of all incoming new freshmen and transfer students to prepare for the first semester on campus.

Honors Symposium


Session A: June 21-July 5, Session B: June 28-July 12, Session C: July 5-19, Session D: July 12-26

Harding Honors Symposium is a two-week academic program on the Searcy campus designed to challenge, encourage, and uplift high school students who are in their junior year.

Honor Choir

Honor Choir

July 7-12, 2019

Honor Choir offers five days of advanced work in choral music and related fields, including music literature, sight-reading, and group voice instruction.

Camp Tahkodah


Sessions begin June 2, 2019

Camp Tahkodah is about faith, fun and friendship. It is a place to be outdoors and enjoy nature and to grow with people who love the Lord and are living daily for Him.


Student Impact


August 15-18, 2019

Student IMPACT is a required orientation program for all new freshmen and transfer students. You'll get to know other new students, friends and teachers.

Arkansas Ministers and Wives Day



Arkansas Ministers and Wives Day is an opportunity for anyone working in ministry to be encouraged by fellowship, guest speakers and devotionals.

Faculty Technology Showcase

Photo of faculty in the classroom.

September 5-6, 2019

The Faculty Technology Showcase is a yearly fall event that provides the opportunity for Harding faculty and guests to share and visit with colleagues about the new and innovative teaching technologies they use in their classrooms that enhance teaching and improve student learning.

Bible Lectureship


Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2019

Join us for our annual Bible Lectureship this fall. Listen to distinguished guest speakers as they share their thoughts and wisdom on specific topics throughout the scriptures.

Family Weekend


Sept. 27-28, 2019

Family Weekend is an opportunity to visit campus and experience Harding with your students or future students, attending classes and chapel, and other special campus activities.



Oct. 17-19, 2019

Enjoy connecting with old friends and classmates for reunions, tailgating, the homecoming musical and more for a weekend of spirit and camaraderie.

Global Missions Experience


TBA | 2020

Formerly known as the World Mission Workshop, GME is an extended weekend full of learning, growing and experiencing life in the mission field.

Organizations Fair


Fall 2019

The organizations fair is an opportunity for students to learn about all campus organizations and discover opportunities and groups that share their interests.

Campus Lighting


November, 2019

Join us for the annual lighting ceremony on the front lawn with a countdown at the end of which more than 100,000 LED lights will illuminate the campus.



Spring Bison Bound


TBA | January 2020

Spring Bison Bound is a spring semester orientation event for Freshmen and first-year students enrolling for the first time.



TBA | Spring 2020

Women in God's Service is an annual conference held to encourage Christian women through fellowship, classes, and life lessons from distinguished guest speakers.

Spring Sing & Bison Days IV

April 9 - 11, 2020

Spring Sing is an annual musical revue extravaganza produced by the Department of Theatre with assistance from the Department of Music. The forty-six year-old tradition features student-directed social club parodies competing for charity contributions. 



TBA | Spring 2020

The (P)Reunion is hosted by the First Year Experience program to celebrate the freshman class as they complete their first year of college.

Throughout the Year

Harding Theatre

Various Dates

Experience the power of live theatre as a talented faculty and staff guide students through the process of creating art and entertainment on a grand scale! Each season is filled with musical theatre, children's theatre, timeless classics and contemporary works that will challenge your thinking and touch your heart.

ASI Lecture Series


Various Dates

The American Studies Institute Distinguished Lectures Series offers insight into current trends in political and economic development affecting the American way of life.

Bison Days

Bison Days

Various dates

Bison Days are weekends for prospective students and their families to come visit and experience life at Harding.

CAB Concerts



Various dates

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) welcomes a variety of musicians to campus. Past artists have included Ben Rector, Sara Bareilles, Pentatonix, NeedtoBreathe and others.



May 11, 2019 & Dec. 14, 2019

Share in this exciting day with your graduates as we celebrate their academic achievements.

Harding Read
This is a photo of a student reading the bookAmazing Grace.

Throughout the year

Students, faculty and staff are invited to read a book together and engage in conversation both in and out of the classroom.